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1009 – Spiritual Gifts属灵恩赐

The church ministry is a body ministry. There is no super hero minister because we need the gifts from everyone so that the church can be effective.

What Jesus did for us on the cross of Calvary should fill our hearts with gratitude and give us a desire to want to live our lives purposefully to glorify His name. One of the ways to express our deep worship and appreciation for all that He has done for us is to serve Him, His church and the people whom He has placed around us with the gifts that He has given us.

1 Corinthians 12:1 “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant…”

Some of us may say that we have no time to invest into God’s kingdom though we are thankful for the gift of salvation. But this is unwise thinking for a Christian. There will be heavenly rewards given out at the judgement seat of Christ. God expects us to serve Him with our gifts that He has entrusted to us. Yes, we are saved by grace and not by works but we are definitely saved to do good works. The work that we have done will be tested by fire and everything that we had done with a right intention and motives will stand the test of fire. Anything that was done out of selfish ambition will be burnt.

Jesus specifically instructed us to store up for ourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust will not destroy. Therefore, Paul would not want us to be ignorant about spiritual gifts because it is through the gift given to us that we can use it to benefit the body of believers and cause growth to the body. The spiritual gifts are operated by faith but motivated by love for one another.

These are the list of gifts
1) Prophecy
2) Ministry
3) Teaching
4) Exhortation
5) Giving
6) Leadership
7) Mercy
8) Word of Wisdom
9) Word of Knowledge
10) Faith
11) Healing
12) Working of Miracles
13) Discerning of spirits
14) Tongues
15) Interpretation of tongues
16) Apostle
17) Helps
18) Administration
19) Evangelist
20) Pastor

We must make our lives count for Him by serving Him with the gift that He has given us. We want to use this gift to be a blessing to others because of our love for them and we want to be faithful in using the gift so that we are able to store up for ourselves treasures in heaven.

Sermon Series: CG Campaign – Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow (Part 1)


属灵恩赐

教会的事工是肢体的事工。不存在所谓的超级英雄牧师,因为我们需要每个人的恩赐才能使教会有果效。

耶稣在加略山的十字架上为我们所作的应让我们的心充满感恩,并使我们渴慕活出有意义的生命来荣耀神的名。其中一个表达我们对祂为我们所做的一切的至深敬拜和感恩的方法,就是用祂所赐给我们的恩赐来事奉祂、祂的教会和祂安置在我们周遭的人。

哥林多前书 12:1弟兄们,论到属灵的恩赐,我不愿意你们不明白。

我们有些人可能会说我没时间投资在神的国度里,虽然我们很感激救赎的恩典。但这对基督徒来说是不明智的想法。在基督的审判台前会有属天的赏赐。神期望我们用祂托付给我们的恩赐来服事祂。是的,我们得救是本乎恩,不是靠行为,但我们得救肯定是为了行善。我们所做的工将受到火的考验,我们怀着正确的意图和动机所做的一切将经得起火的考验。凡出于私欲而做的事必被烧毁。

耶稣特别指示我们要积财宝在天上,没有虫子咬,也不会锈坏。所以,保罗不愿意我们不知道属灵的恩赐,因为正是借着所赐给我们的恩赐,我们才能造就信徒的肢体,使身体得以成长。属灵恩赐是由信心来运作,但却是由对彼此的爱来推动的。

这些是恩赐的清单
1) 先知
2) 服侍
3) 教导
4) 劝勉
5) 施惠
6) 领导
7) 怜悯
8) 智慧的言语
9) 知识的言语
10) 信心
11) 医治
12) 行神迹
13) 辨别诸灵
14) 说方言
15) 翻方言
16) 使徒
17) 帮助
18) 行政
19) 传福音
20) 牧师

我们定要使我们的生命对神是有意义的,通过用祂赐给我们的恩赐来服事祂,我们要用这个恩赐来祝福别人,因为我们爱他们,且我们要忠心地使用这恩赐使我们能在天上为自己积财宝。

讲章系列:细胞小组活动 – 教会通过属灵恩赐得以成长 (1)